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The scaleless Black Ghost Knifefish is a weakly electric fish that uses specialized organs to send and receive electrical impulses for nocturnal navigation and hunting. It mostly propels itself with a long and undulating fin located on it’s underside. It is a Native belief that the spirits of the dead reside inside these fish.

The Legless Lizard looks like a snake, but is actually from a separate evolutionary lineage closely related to a gecko. It’s also known as the Glass Lizard because when threatened, like most lizards, it detaches it’s tail, but the tail often breaks into many distracting and wriggling pieces. Unlike snakes, the legless lizard has moving eyelids, a fleshy lizard tongue and is lacking a hinged jaw and the ability to constrict prey.